Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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 Adam Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Kate Trask / ... (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Charles Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Lee (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Abra (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Aron Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Cal Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Cyrus Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Jules Edwards (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Faye (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Will Hamilton (3 episodes, 1981)
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 James Grew (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Samuel Hamilton (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Mrs. Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Sheriff Horace Quinn (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Bill Ames (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Mrs. Ames (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Tom Hamilton (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Cotton Eye (3 episodes, 1981)
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 The Preacher (3 episodes, 1981)
Walter Brooke
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Fredric Cook
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(3 episodes, 1981)
Harry Lewis
(3 episodes, 1981)
(3 episodes, 1981)
Bert Williams
(3 episodes, 1981)
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Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.

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East of Eden - one of the best movies ever seen on TV
20 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

One of the most brilliant film I have ever seen. It captures the two sides that every living person have within themselves.

One dark ugly side and another good one, and the battle between them... Jane Seymore acting as the wicked mother who only lives for taken advantage of others including her sons, who does not know who she is. Bruce Boxlaitner (from the family Maccahan) also do a very good acting performance in playing the evil brother who only tries to get his fathers approval. I await the moment when this movie is put out on DVD

  • then I will get it as quick as ever possible.




I saw this film on television some years ago, and I can't forget it....

A sure 10 pointer ++


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